Where Is The Accountability To Taxpayers ?

Breitbart.com is reporting today on where some of the stimulus money went.

The article reports:

A portion of an $11 million grant to help 400 low-income Detroit citizens purchase “business attire” for job interviews helped exactly two people, a city audit reveals.

The audit revealed that the clothing program was supposed to help 400 people. Instead, two people were helped. The people asking for the clothing were required to have a job interview scheduled. Part of the audit included an investigation into the purchase of $182,000 worth of high-end furniture for a department office. In 2009, the department received more than $11 million in stimulus funding and created a service center. 

The article reports:

The center, at 1970 Larned, included the Customer Choice Pantry, the New Beginnings Clothing Boutique and a call center that had the capacity to service 60,000 families in need. The boutique was to provide business attire for low-income residents for job interviews. 

This is sad. The money could have been used to help people out of poverty. Instead it is used to build government infrastructure. Until we have a poverty program that has incentives for government bureaucrats to get people out of poverty instead of building their own facilities and job security, we will never end the poverty cycle.

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